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SCOTUS on affirmative action, and UH-Downtown President Loren Blanchard (Nov. 1, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The Supreme Court is considering affirmative action, we hear from incumbent County Judge Lina Hidalgo, we'll meet the President of UH-Downtown, and we learn about music in "just intonation."

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The U.S. Supreme Court rules Biden administration can end ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy

Posted on · The decision is a setback for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who filed suit against the Biden administration when the White House tried to rescind the policy.

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What overturning Roe v. Wade signals about politics and the judiciary (June 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We discuss what last week’s Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade signals about politics and the judiciary beyond abortion. Then, we learn about the challenges young people face when dealing with mental illness. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Annise Parker and Ed Emmett on bridging the political divide (June 2, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn what's unusual about this week’s Supreme Court ruling that temporarily blocked a Texas social media law from taking effect. And former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discuss how to improve our public discourse.

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Judge Lina Hidalgo on two years of COVID, and judges recusing themselves (April 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Judge Lina Hidalgo reflects on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we discuss when judges should recuse themselves in cases, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and we visit the Mecum classic car auction.

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UH in the Elite Eight, and closing the state’s oyster harvest (March 25, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Another grand jury declines to indict Deshaun Watson, the UH Cougars' run in the NCAA tournament, a unanimous decision in a Supreme Court case stemming from Houston, and why Texas has closed nearly all of the state’s public oyster reefs for harvesting.

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An historic court nominee, and a conference on the paranormal (Feb. 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A local expert weighs in on President Biden's nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Rice University hosts an international conference on the paranormal.